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For JANUARY, 1764.


To the Authors of the British MAGAZINE. GENTLEMEN, As you have, in the preceding numbers of your useful Magazine, given the lives of several great men, I have sent you the following memoirs of the celebrated Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, and hope you will give them a place in your entertaining miscellany, which will oblige,

Your's, &c. B. K:


MARLES SACkville,Eari poring a fong before the engagement,

of Dorset, was the eldest carried with it, in the opinion of many son of Richard, Earl of people, so sedate a presence of mind, Dorset, and born the and such unusual gailantry, that it has

24th of January 1637. been much celebrated. He was one of the most accomplished

To maintain an evenness of tem. gentlemen of that age. The fpright per in the time of danger, is certainliness of his wit, and a most exceed- ly the highest mark of heroisın ; but ing good nature, recommended him fome of the graver cast have been very early to the favour of Charles apt to say, this sedate compo!ure the Second, and those of the greatest forne vhat differs from that ievity of diftinction in the court; but his disposition, or frolic humour, that mind being more turned to books inclines a man to write a forg. But and polite conversation than public let us consider my Lord's fervour of bufiness, he totally declined the lat- youth; his gaicty of mind, fupported ier. He bosvever went as a volun- by ftrong fpirits, Aowing from an ter under the command of his Royal honest heart, and I believe we shall Highness the Duke of York in ihe rather be disposed to admire than frá Durch

war 1665, when the censure him on this occasion. R2. Dutch Admiral Opdam was blown member too he was only a volunup, and about thirty capital ships teer; the conduct of the battle deiaken and destroved; and his com. pended not on him; he had only to January 1764




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